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Old 11-16-2007, 09:04 PM   #1
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I am a Newbie. I have played with RC all my life (in my 40's now) but want to get a little more "serious" now and do some racing. I have an 8 year old son, who also is very interested. Since we live in\near Portland Oregon, weather is a consideration. I am looking for indoor track-racing, whether off road or on road, I would kind of like to do both. Right now, we both have "monster trucks" that we would like to be able to race year round, and I would like to be able to purchase and race "on road" cars as well to race. Please advise (anyone's comments are welcome) where we can race nearby, and what on road vehicles you would recommend to start out with but also easily upgradable.
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:36 PM   #2
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Greeetings

I am a Newbie. I have played with RC all my life (in my 40's now) but want to get a little more "serious" now and do some racing. I have an 8 year old son, who also is very interested. Since we live in\near Portland Oregon, weather is a consideration. I am looking for indoor track-racing, whether off road or on road, I would kind of like to do both. Right now, we both have "monster trucks" that we would like to be able to race year round, and I would like to be able to purchase and race "on road" cars as well to race. Please advise (anyone's comments are welcome) where we can race nearby, and what on road vehicles you would recommend to start out with but also easily upgradable.
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There are three indoor onroad carpet tracks in the Portland area.

1. BigDads Raceway in Clackamas
2. RC-Plus in Salem
3. Timezone II in La Center

There a race tomorrow at BigDads that you should check out. The doors open at 9:00 and racing starts at 11:00.

For offroad, A-Main in Portland has an indoor facility.

Send me a PM if you want more info.
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Buy 2 Tamiya Swift M03m's (Mini's) and go from there. Both you and your son will have a blast with them.

They're just fast enough to "learn" the lines. Very Durable/Easy to maintain/ Cost effective.

In my opinion best buy / best "bang" for your buck.

Plus + you can always upgrade from there. The best thing about the Mini is the driving lesson they teach you.... "Smooth is FAST"
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